NSIDC-0077_2

Nimbus-5 ESMR Polar Gridded Brightness Temperatures, Version 2

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  • Abstract
    The Nimbus-5 Electrically Scanning Microwave Radiometer (ESMR) data set consists of gridded brightness temperature arrays for the Arctic and Antarctic, spanning 11 December 1972 through 16 May 1977. The data were gridded to a polar stereographic projection at 25 km resolution and adjusted to partially remove instrument drift and sensitivity shifts. The ESMR instrument senses horizontally polarized radiation at a frequency of 19 GHz. Daily data that could not be adjusted are missing from this updated data set. Data are in 2-byte integer flat-binary format, and are available via FTP.
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    Scientific Research

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Spectral/Engineering
    • Microwave
    • Brightness Temperature
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  • CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE

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  • Earth Observation Satellites
    Nimbus-5
    Instruments
    • ESMR

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    Coverage Type Zone Identifier Geometry Granule Representation
    HORIZONTAL CARTESIAN GEODETIC
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    • Continent
    • Antarctica
    • Geographic Region
    • Arctic
    • Geographic Region
    • Polar

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    Technical Contact
    Claire Parkinson

    Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes
    NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
    Code 971
    Greenbelt, MD 20771

    • 1 301 614 5715
    • 1 301 614 5644
    • Email
  • Josephino
    Technical Contact
    Josephino Comiso

    Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes
    Cryospheric Sciences Branch
    NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
    Greenbelt, MD 20771

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    H. Zwally

    Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes
    NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
    Code 971
    Greenbelt, MD 20771

    • 1 301 614 5643
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    • Email
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    • Nimbus-5 ESMR Polar Gridded Brightness Temperatures, Version 2
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      Published by: NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center